Source: China Statistical Yearbook,
2003, Table 20-56, p.769.
The success rate in patent
applications is the percentage of granted patents among patent
applications (calculated separately for inventions and all other
patents). It is most interesting that Beijing has relatively low
success rates in patent applications (rank 17) - far lower than, for
instance, Shanghai or the province of Guangdong (places 3 and 4 in our
ranking). It is also remarkable that Hainan, Tianjin Fujian, Guangzi,
or Guizhou have quite high success rates in their patent applications
- higher than Beijing.